The Hour of the Pig (1993)
Duration: 117 minuten
Alternative title: The Advocate
United Kingdom / France
Directed by: Leslie Megahey
Stars: Colin Firth, Ian Holm and Donald Pleasence
IMDb score: 6,6 (2.160)
Releasedate: 25 September 1993
The Hour of the Pig plot
"The case is a dog. The defendant is a pig. And the law is an ass."
France in the 15th century. Young lawyer Richard Courtois decides to exchange bustling Paris for the quiet countryside. In a small town, he soon gets his hands on his first lawsuit. A pig is accused of murdering a boy. At that time, lawsuits against animals and their owners are commonplace. While investigating the pig's innocence, Richard soon becomes entangled in a web of mystery, political intrigue and sorcery.